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Re: Regulating coil: here's a big one!

Original poster: "davep by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <davep-at-quik-dot-com>

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Lau, Gary by way of Terry Fritz

><twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Gary.Lau-at-hp-dot-com>

> Let's please call these "tuning coils" - nothing is being regulated.

	I think this is a matter of semantics and purpose.
	They are not apparently automatic regulators.

	If, however Tesla, as he seems to have done, used
	them to adjust the _voltage_ to the primary, to maintain
	voltage constant against variations in load, then to
	refer to it as a regulating coil seems quite apropos.
	It is reasonably analogous to inductive regulators used
	then and now in power systems.